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Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Distributed by: Rankin/Bass Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1975, Rankin/Bass came up with a sequel to the stop motion animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  It was called Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.  Watching this hour special just before New Year’s Eve soon became a family tradition in our house.              Rudolph’s Shiny NewContinue reading “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year”

I Still Believe in Santa Claus

A Christmas Season Reflection By Melissa Minners             The holiday season – a joyous time of year where peace and good will reign…unless you’re trying to get hold of a $399 laptop computer.  That’s when good passes out the window.  So what if I just knocked down some 70-year-old grandmother, causing her to be trampledContinue reading “I Still Believe in Santa Claus”

Christmas Recommendations

By Melissa Minners Below is a list of some of my favorite movies, books, and music for the holiday season.  Click on the titles to purchase any of these items (except I’ll Be Home For Christmas as the version I talk about is currently unavailable on DVD or VHS).  Enjoy!  Animated Shows The Year WithoutContinue reading “Christmas Recommendations”